With little industry experience, but plenty of passion Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971 in the Dundee Hills. Back then there was no Oregon wine industry. Now Dundee, in the heart of the Willamette Valley where their winery is to be found, is the epicentre of Oregon Pinot Noir. The estate is now run by their son and daughter Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser with the same enthusiasm as thei parents.
Sokol Blosser estate vineyards are farmed organically and received full USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic certification in 2005. Local organic straw, organic cow and horse manure, grape pomace from the crush and organic rock phosphate contribute to the composting. The insect population is kept in check by a resident flock of bluebirds. The vineyards have been certified green by LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology, an international certification).
And the underground barrel cellar, built to US Green Building Council standards, became the first winery in the country to earn the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.